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if they tell me, that is the best they can do, then i will make the case to the american that we have got to continue going out there and solving this problem. is the right thing to do. and it is time to do it. we cannot keep on putting it off. you said that speaker boehner calls thisurn phone afternoon? well, i am less concerned himt me having to wait for message. the i am going to make this last question. what assurances can you give wall street that you that whenng out, comes we do not see a to this development right now? is important for understandhip to will be open on monday, and we better have some
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answers during the next several days. what do you say to the people watching who work on wall ?treet >> well, i think what you well, here's what say. confident that we will get an extension of the debt we will not the fault. i am confident of that. confident that people to theling to step up actually deal with the underlying problem of the deficit. that requires tough choices. that is what we were sent here to do. isn the debt ceiling -- that a formality. historically, it has not even been an issue. it is a routine vote that congress does periodically. was raised 18 times when was president. said, open boat
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people, it is not an option." that would be hugely damaging to of the president of states.ed not even consider. the easy part. have done that six months ago. the hard part is actually with the underlying debt and deficit. and doing it in a way that is their. that is all the american people for.ooking fairness. you how many get, i and e- including from republican tuesday, look, we know blameless.ty is there's been a lot of blame to spent around. we sure hope we cannot the budget on the backs seniors. we sure hope that we're not commitment to send kids to college.
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sure hope that we are not suddenly telling a bunch of people of the medicaid rolls so they cannot get basic preventive services that keep them out of the emergency room. that is all we are looking for. basic fairness. what you're going to hear -- i suspect -- is, well, the senate prepared to pass the cap cut bill, the republican plan. now we can solve the problem. actually that the boehner and iker talking about was comparable in terms of deficit reduction. was it put all the burden on the people least protect themselves to do have lobbyists in this town, lawyers working
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ordinary folks, working stiffs there, struggling every day. and they are mad at everybody about it. and they are mad at democrats because theyns know some help, no matter how work, they do not seem keep up.e to what they are looking for is to look out for them. that is all they are looking for. those not to be keeping days in mind every single your, -- when we up here, to be more worried what some talk radio show host says or columnist says or what pledge we signed that when trying to run or having a primary fight -- for us to be thinking terms instead of folks isabout those
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inexcusable. justmerican people are desperate for folks who are to put aside politics for one minute. to try to get stuff done. why i did notsks with a deal that was optimal from my perspective, bill was perfect, at least it would show that we were serious. to step up even folks who made this agreement disagreed. if you've got to leader, then you have got leave -- you've got to lead.
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you very much. it is a hot time in the capitol and i am not about the weather. the president with strong statements. leadership in the party and the president had negotiations cut of. but they will have a meeting tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.. next, we retain that heat and t carry it for days and hearing i
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everywhere, people saying, they can't remember a time when it was this hot for this length of time and the drought we've seen across the country lasting this long. what's behind it? >> well, basically, normally
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when you get rain, it helps bring more rain. that is the rain eventually evapora evaporates, the moisture of the ground into the air. clouds form. then rain comes down and you get more rain. however, if you've been in a drought condition, the ground gege so dry, there is no moisture to evaporate into the air. clouds don't form and you don't get additional rainfall. so, the doubt can perpetuate. >> a cycle repeating itself across the country. let's talk about relief, harvey. when do we see knee relief and who seeps it first? >> well, the northeastern part of the country, new england and down to new york is going to see it first and it will happy sunday. that's when the jet stream will shift. right now, almost the entire country is stuck with incredible heat and most of it a lot of humidity. but as the jet stream shifts south across the northeast, c cl air will come down from canada. the problem is, the middle of the country, the plains, the southern states, i don't see a break coming any time soon. >> no relief for them, possibly weeks. harvey, thank you. and we learned today that
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the intense heat is unleashing another kind of misery. swarms of new mosquitos two new breeds in major steps, and abc's linsey davis reports authorities are now concerned about the diseases the new breeds could carry. >> reporter: it isn't just the heat that's biting. this week's high humidity is causing an explosion of mosquitos, including some newer species that have experts worried. >> this is, by far, the highest numbers we've seen for adult populations out there. >> reporter: meet the asian tiger mosquito. if you live in the south or mid-atlantic, it's most certainly in your backyard. unlike most mosquitos, it bites during the day. >> there's a lot of them. they are persistent. which is why they are called tiger mosquitos. also the fact they are striped black and white. >> reporter: and then there's the yellow fever mosquito, also known to trans mitt several viruses, including deadly ones. are these mosquitos capable of
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giving people fatal diseases? >> yellow fever is fatal. dengue fever can be. so, we'ree worried if someone becomes, comes into the country infected with a disease that can be transmitted by this mosquito, it could create a local epidemic. >> reporter: this season is quickly developing into one of the worst mosquito seasons ever. >> during a light year, in some of our traps we may get 100 to 200. in a bad year like we're experiencing right now, we may see 1,000 to 2,000. >> reporter: so, do yourself a favor. get rid of standing water and rubber tires in the yard. and look for insect repellents containing deet. biting activity is expected to be fierce in the coming weeks. lynn see davey, abc news. >> just one more thing to worry about this weekend ahead. we turn nowow to washington where there is a developing story tonight. late word of a fallout between the speaker of the houou john boehner and president obama. it was believed they forged a partnership, but jon karl is in
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washington, and the speaker fired off a letter just before we came on the air tonight.t. >> reporter: that's right. the speaker and the president were on the veshlg of a histori deal that would have cult spending by $3.5 trillion, dealt with the debt crisis and raised the debt ceiling. now, the speaker fired off this letter, saying the deal, the talks are over. he says it has become evident that the white house is simply not serious about ending the spending binge. in the end, the speaker writes, we could not connect. i'm told this broke down over a disagreement over how much to raise tax revenues. >> and jon, the president said he was going to fire back, too, here's what the president just said, we'll get your reaction here. >> we have run out of time and they are going to have to explain to me how it is that we are going to avoid default. and they can come up with any plans that they want and bring them up here and we will work on them. the only bottom line that i have is that we have to extend this
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debt ceiling through the next election. >> jon, you can almost hear the anger there. a stalemate, if i ever saw one. >> reporter: absolutely. and those ultimatums are not received well up here on capitol hill. but i will say congressional leaders agree with the second part of what he said, which is, we cannot have default. they have to raise the ceiling. >> and, jon, the clock we've been counting here, ten days now until that deadline. so, how in the worldld do they come up with a deal in time? >> reporter: now we're off to plan b. this is going to be a very busy weekend for the top congressional leaders and the white house. they are looking for a stop gap measure to raise that debt ceiling. but i can guarantee, it will not be the kind of grand bargain that would deal with the coming fiscal crisis. >> here we go again. a lot of frustration across the country on this one, jon. thank you. and still ahead here on "world news" this friday night, the queen and kate giving us a tour atuckingham palace. and the wedding dress. what surprised our reporter when he saw it? the good life tonight. more of the boomers this
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it was the kind of royal tour we hadn't quite seen before. the queen and kate and that wedding dress that became sort of a fashion lightning bolt. abc's nick watt tonight inside the palace. >> reporter: today, the royal grand dame and the starlet got a preview. that dress. the breathlessly anticipated wedding dress that drew a global gasp. well, now, you can almost touch it. goesly, displayed like a relic of a bygone age. half a aillion fawning fans will file past before the doors close again in october. >> i think the thing that people
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will really see is just how beautiful the detail is and sarah burton, who designed the dre dress, said, the beauty is in the detail. >> reporter: sister pippa's bridesmaid dress is not on display. she almost upstaged her sister. you know the old cliche that famous people always look smaller in real life. it's the same with this dress. as close as we are, and this is as close as they'll let us get, this dress is teeny tiny. palace officials won't come out and say it, but kate is their star attraction. she is the future of the royal family, the future of grand windsor. nick watt, abc news, buckingham palace. >> and we do have a passing to note tonight. the man who gave the world the barbie doll has died. elliott handler founded the mattel toy company with his wife and later created the first
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create these biceps. 60 reps a day for these thighs. these numbers may not surprise you. but how about this number? the owner of this body is 70 years old. how old do you feel? >> i feel about 45. >> reporter: ernestine shepherd made a mindboggling transition 20 years ago. you were a couch potato? >> that's what i was. i did absolutely nothing. >> reporter: she's won three body building competitions. she's an extreme example, but all over the country, retire reaps are turning to competitive sports. bill walters started serious running in his 60s. the traditional limits are gone, says dr. michael joyner, a triathlete himself. >> i think there is good evidence that fairly intense activity at 65 and 70 does slow down the aging process.
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>> reporter: the turning point came in her miss 50s. she and her sister were trying on bathing suits. her discipline would fail most of us. 300 situps? >> 300. >> reporter: and she teaches. >> when i grow up, i want to be just like her. >> reporter: she makes t tse leg presses of 225 pounds look so easy. then i tried it. >> ready? >> reporter: it's not lifting. >> it's not? >> reporter: i have to stop at three and you normally do 60. right? >> and i think what it just shows is that there are far fewer limitations for the aging human than we thought. >> reporter: something ernestine has known for years. clir shipman, abc news, maryland. >> claire, you're a good sport. but ernestine, 75? you should have heard in the studio when we heard that. keep it going. when we come back here on the broadcast tonight, something you have to see to believe. the boy, the ball in the stands and what no one saw coming next.
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diamondbacks game, a 12-year-old boy watching the game, abouto do something that would catch not only the eyes in the announcer's booth but ours, too. we couldn't believe what we were seeing. it was the fourth inning, a player tosses a ball into the stand. two little boys wanted it, but only ian mcmillan would get it. >> look at that young brewer's fan. now, wait a minute. did he get -- oh, boy. >> sour. he is sour. the diamondback fan got it. >> reporter: the announcers watching with their own play by play. >> well -- oh, he's bummed out. >> are you kidding me, this kid is going to do this? >> that is big -- >> oh, my goodness. >> what a nice young man. >> he's got a diamondbacks hat -- we have to get something for that kid. i can't believe i just witnessed that. that is awesome. >> you are awesome. >> reporter: the game would go on, ian having given up his prized catch. but then, a phone call. it seemed someone had seen his kindness on tv. >> he's being told right now that he's being praised on tv.
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>> he's big league. >> reporter: late today, we met ian, too. >> i thought it was the right thing to do. i saw the kid, he was really sad, so i just decided to give the ball back. my mom and my dad, like, taught me that way, so -- kind of natural. >> reporter: ian didn't leave that game empty handed. moments after giving the ball away, the announcers had a special gift for the fan. a baseball bat signed by his favorite player. >> autographed bat and a contract for the generous ian and his buddies. >> the box was really, really cool. i was, like, really surprised and, like, i did not see that coming. >> he's got good home training. >> that's a very well bred young man. >> if you do good things, good things will happen to you. >> reporter: reminding us all that often what you give -- >> nice going young man. >> reporter: delivers far moren in in return than a little boy could imagine. and so we choose ian mcmillan
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with a lesson for us all. after talking to us, he was off to throw out the first pitch at tonight's game. that is "world news" for this friday. don't forget, a special "20/20" at 9:00 eastern tonight. and we leave you with an image of the statue of liberty. we realize you're all super human out there with this heat. diane, right back here on monday. good night.
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